- State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)
Consists of 80 hours of classroom instruction and hands-on lab followed by 16 hours of clinical experience in a
local long-term care facility. Upon successful completion of the classroom and clinical experiences, students sit
for the Ohio Department of Health State Tested Nurse Aide certification test. Students normally can take this test
within 2 weeks of completing the program.
- STNA Theory/Lab
Mandatory Ohio Department of Health (NATCEP) curriculum includes: safety; infection control; personal care; mental health; care impaired; residents’ rights; communication; data collection; basic nursing skills; role and responsibility; disease process; and older adult growth. In addition students gain valuable skills through hands-on lab experience taking vital signs/blood pressure; dressing/feeding dependent residents; catheter care; abdominal thrusts; basic activity planning/dosage calculation/medical terminology; safe transfers using walkers, gait belts and mechanical lifts. Students must obtain 80% to pass.
- STNA Clinical Experience
Gain hands on experience in a long term care facility putting into practice skills successfully demonstrated in Nurse Aide Theory/Lab. Students must obtain 80% on skills clinical check-off in order to pass.
- Basic Life Support for Healthare Provider
both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility
environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics. Learn how to perform basic life support
(adult/child/infant) and AED in a variety of healthcare settings.
- Heartsaver© First Aid
Learn how to recognize and manage illness and injuries within the first few minutes of their occurrence.
Students receive a Pass or Fail grade.
- Medical Terminology
Learn prefixes, suffixes, word roots, common abbreviations and pharmaceuticals used in medical language. Topics include medical vocabulary terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions and treatment of selected systems. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, and define medical terms as related to selected body systems and pathological disorders.
- Clinical Medical Assisting
Introduces students to clinical skills used in a variety of medical practices. Students complete classroom
instruction and lab exercises including practical exercises. Topics covered include: asepsis; infection/disease
control; pharmacology; medication dosage calculation/administration; patient history; patient assessment; vital
signs; nutrition and health promotion; assisting with medical specialties; instrument identification;
- Pharmacology for Medical Assisting
Course focuses on preparation, dosage calculation and various methods of administration of medications.
Students also learn proper documentation, identifying, spelling, and recognizing adverse reactions/interactions
of the most commonly used medications in a physician’s office.
- Law and Medical Ethics
Learn the legal processes and legislative branches and how they apply to healthcare. Specific issues addressed include: laws concerning the
affordability, accessibility and quality of healthcare; patient rights and responsibilities; and healthcare information and
privacy. Ethical issues, professional conduct, negligence and end of life matters will also be discussed.
- Medical Assisting Externship
After successful completion of both Administrative and Clinical Medical Assistant classroom and lab hours, each
student will complete
80 hours of clinical externship at a local medical facility. Students complete a total of
176 hours of externship between STNA clinical experiences, Phlebotomy and Medical Assisting externships. Students
apply clinical, laboratory, and administrative skills in a medical facility under the supervision of facility
personnel or the instructor. Students demonstrate competency in clinical and administrative skills necessary for
comprehensive patient care and strengthening professional communications and interactions. Upon successful
completion of all classroom and clinical hours, students will be eligible to sit for the American Medical
Technologists (AMT) Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination/certification.
- Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
basic structure and function of the human body. Gain understanding of the tissues, organs, diseases and
wellness for each body system.
Students are introduced to and practice EKG terminology, lead application and procedures on an EKG MAC/5000 Machine.
Functions of this particular machine and EKG results/interpretation and the cardiovascular system are also covered.
- Administrative Medical Assisting
Introduces students to administrative skills used in a variety of medical offices. Classroom instruction includes
patient confidentiality/HIPPAA, documentation, medical forms, and practical exercises utilizing medical procedures
and electronic health records. Topics covered include professionalism; interpersonal skills/customer service;
and ethics (HIPAA); written/verbal communication skills; reception and telephone skills;
appointment scheduling; electronic medical records; basics of diagnostic/procedural coding; health insurance
claims; billing, credits, collection procedures; medical office safety; medical office marketing.
An intense course in which students study and practice the role of phlebotomy in healthcare; quality assurance and
legal issues of phlebotomy; infection control and healthcare safety; medical terminology; basic anatomy and
physiology; blood collection equipment and additives; specimen requisitioning, transporting, and processing;
special collections and point-of-care-testing; and nonblood specimen collection and testing.
- Phlebotomy Lab
Students will perform and demonstrate competency in the following skills: venipuncture, butterflywinged infusion, blood cultures, capillary/heel sticks, micro
setup, urinalysis and urine tests, glucometer, nasal/throat swabs and various other Waived testing.
- Phlebotomy Externship
Students who successfully complete the Phlebotomy classroom phase will complete 80 hours (2 weeks) of clinical
externship at local healthcare facilities. The externship rotation will include performing a minimum of 80
successful unaided venipunctures, instruction in a variety of collection techniques, and direct observation of
various patients in diverse clinical settings. Students will observe in the pediatric, emergency medicine, and
triage departments of local healthcare facilities to gain additional knowledge. Externship is assigned based on a
rotational basis. Students must pass the Phlebotomy externship to pass the Phlebotomy course.